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Super fun on the Superfund! Boat club invites public to ply Newtown Creek

Super fun on the Superfund! Boat club invites public to ply Newtown Creek
Good, unclean fun: Amateur boaters got their feet wet, but hopefully not too wet, in the federally designated pollution pocket on Saturday.
Photo by Jason Speakman

Members of the North Brooklyn Boat Club served up some summer fun a few weeks early with their first public boat run of the season on Saturday.

More than 65 Brooklynites showed up to take rides on the Newtown Creek in the boat club’s canoes and kayaks.

“The primary mission is to get as many people in the community interested and excited about water quality issues as possible and to encourage people to consider being full members of the club,” said North Brooklyn Boat Club organizer Peter Tiso. “To do that, we give people their first taste of what it is like being on the water.”

The free public rides are short trips to the mouth of the fetid inlet and back.

Excited boaters ate grilled hotdogs and sausages while they waited on line.

For $40, members get unlimited group paddles, which happen almost daily, for the whole warm season. The free public paddles will happen twice a month until it gets cold again.

For more information visit www.northbrooklynboatclub.org.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
Row your boat: Peter Tiso, a member of the North Brooklyn Boat Club, took people out canoeing on the Newtown Creek.
Photo by Jason Speakman

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